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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098757/role-of-mir-34a-5p-in-hematopoietic-progenitor-cells-proliferation-and-fate-decision-novel-insights-into-the-pathogenesis-of-primary-myelofibrosis
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Elisa Bianchi, Samantha Ruberti, Sebastiano Rontauroli, Paola Guglielmelli, Simona Salati, Chiara Rossi, Roberta Zini, Enrico Tagliafico, Alessandro Maria Vannucchi, Rossella Manfredini
Primary Myelofibrosis (PMF) is a chronic Philadelphia-negative myeloproliferative neoplasm characterized by a skewed megakaryopoiesis and an overproduction of proinflammatory and profibrotic mediators that lead to the development of bone marrow (BM) fibrosis. Since we recently uncovered the upregulation of miR-34a-5p in PMF CD34+ hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs), in order to elucidate its role in PMF pathogenesis here we unravelled the effects of miR-34a-5p overexpression in HPCs. We showed that enforced expression of miR-34a-5p partially constrains proliferation and favours the megakaryocyte and monocyte/macrophage commitment of HPCs...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090305/resolution-of-myelofibrosis-associated-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-following-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Saadia A Faiz, Cezar Iliescu, Juan Lopez-Mattei, Bela Patel, Lara Bashoura, Uday Popat
We present the case of a 62-year-old man with myelofibrosis-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) who underwent allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with subsequent resolution of disease and PAH. Right heart catheterization was used to guide PAH therapy before and after transplantation. Drug interactions, adverse effects, and renal insufficiency posed clinical challenges for the management of PAH-specific medications after transplantation. PAH improved soon after transplantation, and vasoactive medications were tapered off...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089238/ruxolitinib-for-symptom-control-in-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-a-single-group-phase-2-trial
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Preetesh Jain, Michael Keating, Sarah Renner, Charles Cleeland, Huang Xuelin, Graciela Nogueras Gonzalez, David Harris, Ping Li, Zhiming Liu, Ivo Veletic, Uri Rozovski, Nitin Jain, Phillip Thompson, Prithviraj Bose, Courtney DiNardo, Alessandra Ferrajoli, Susan O'Brien, Jan Burger, William Wierda, Srdan Verstovsek, Hagop Kantarjian, Zeev Estrov
BACKGROUND: Disease-related symptoms impair the quality of life of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) who do not require systemic therapy. Available therapies are not specifically aimed at symptom control. Because stimulation of the B-cell receptor activates JAK2 in CLL cells and the JAK2 inhibitor ruxolitinib improves symptoms in patients with myelofibrosis, we postulated that ruxolitinib would improve disease-related symptoms in patients with CLL. We did a phase 2 trial of ruxolitinib to test this hypothesis...
January 11, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072602/-janus-kinase-ing-up-the-treatment-of-primary-myelofibrosis-building-better-combination-strategies
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Rita Assi, Srdan Verstovsek, Naval Daver
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The article discusses the promising agents that are approved or currently under investigation for the treatment of myelofibrosis and reviews the ongoing Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors-based combinatorial strategies in this setting. RECENT FINDINGS: Myelofibrosis is a Philadelphia-negative myeloproliferative neoplasm with constitutive JAK/STAT activation. The JAK-inhibitor ruxolitinib is the only approved drug for this disease in the United States and Europe based on two randomized phase III studies that demonstrated clinically meaningful reduction in spleen size, improvement in symptoms, quality of life, and an overall survival advantage with prolonged follow-up...
January 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068669/kinetically-e-selective-macrocyclic-ring-closing-metathesis
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Xiao Shen, Thach T Nguyen, Ming Joo Koh, Dongmin Xu, Alexander W H Speed, Richard R Schrock, Amir H Hoveyda
Macrocyclic compounds are central to the development of new drugs, but preparing them can be challenging because of the energy barrier that must be surmounted in order to bring together and fuse the two ends of an acyclic precursor such as an alkene (also known as an olefin). To this end, the catalytic process known as ring-closing metathesis (RCM) has allowed access to countless biologically active macrocyclic organic molecules, even for large-scale production. Stereoselectivity is often critical in such cases: the potency of a macrocyclic compound can depend on the stereochemistry of its alkene; alternatively, one isomer of the compound can be subjected to stereoselective modification (such as dihydroxylation)...
January 19, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065224/pseudohyperkalemia-with-myelofibrosis-after-splenectomy
#6
Liu Sheng-Li, Zhang Lu-Wei, Tian Jun
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043820/kinase-signaling-and-targeted-therapy-for-primary-myelofibrosis
#7
REVIEW
Qiong Yang, John D Crispino, Qiang Jeremy Wen
The myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are somatic mutation-driven hematological malignancies characterized by bone marrow fibrosis and the accumulation of atypical megakaryocytes with reduced polyploidization in the primary myelofibrosis (PMF) subtype of the MPNs. Increasing evidence points to a dominant role of abnormal megakaryocytes (MK) in disease initiation and progression. Here we review the literature related to kinase signaling pathways relevant to megakaryocyte differentiation and proliferation, including Aurora A kinase, RhoA/ROCK and JAK/STAT, as well as the activities of their targeted inhibitors in models of the disease...
December 30, 2016: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040786/risk-stratification-in-myelofibrosis-the-quest-for-simplification
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EDITORIAL
Laura C Michaelis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031530/a-novel-assay-to-detect-calreticulin-mutations-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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Valentina Rosso, Jessica Petiti, Enrico Bracco, Roberto Pedrola, Francesca Carnuccio, Elisabetta Signorino, Sonia Carturan, Chiara Calabrese, Giada Bot-Sartor, Michela Ronconi, Anna Serra, Giuseppe Saglio, Francesco Frassoni, Daniela Cilloni
The myeloproliferative neoplasms are chronic myeloid cancers divided in Philadelphia positive (Ph+), chronic myeloid leukemia, or negative: polycythemia vera (PV) essential thrombocythemia (ET), and primary myelofibrosis (PMF). Most Ph negative cases have an activating JAK2 or MPL mutation. Recently, somatic mutations in the calreticulin gene (CALR) were detected in 56-88% of JAK2/MPL-negative patients affected by ET or PMF. The most frequent mutations in CARL gene are type-1 and 2. Currently, CALR mutations are evaluated by sanger sequencing...
December 23, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031182/does-ruxolitinib-prolong-the-survival-of-patients-with-myelofibrosis
#10
Francisco Cervantes, Arturo Pereira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 28, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028559/real-world-epidemiology-of-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-a-population-based-study-in-korea-2004-2013
#11
Ja Min Byun, Young Jin Kim, Taemi Youk, John Jeongseok Yang, Jongha Yoo, Tae Sung Park
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), with an expected increment in number, impose substantial economic and social burdens. To this end, we conducted a nationwide population-based descriptive epidemiology study. We also investigated medical cost associated with MPNs. Prevalence was the highest for essential thrombocythemia (ET) (range 4.1-9.0 per 100,000), followed by polycythemia vera (PV) (range 2.8-5.4 per 100,000) and primary myelofibrosis (PMF) (range 0.5-0.9 per 100,000). ET incurred the highest cumulative total cost at US$35 million and the most frequent hospital visits, while PMF incurred the highest average cost per person at US$5000...
December 27, 2016: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028029/genetic-basis-and-molecular-pathophysiology-of-classical-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#12
William Vainchenker, Robert Kralovics
The genetic landscape of classical myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) is in large part elucidated. The MPN restricted driver mutations including those in JAK2, calreticulin (CALR) and MPL abnormally activate the cytokine receptor/JAK2 pathway and their downstream effectors, more particularly the STATs. The most frequent mutation, JAK2V617F, activates the three main myeloid cytokine receptors (EPOR, G-CSFR and MPL) whereas CALR or MPL mutants are restricted to MPL activation. This explains why JAK2V617F is associated with polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET) and primary myelofibrosis (PMF) whereas CALR and MPL mutants are found in ET and PMF...
December 27, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028027/emerging-treatments-for-classical-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#13
Alessandro M Vannucchi, Claire Harrison
There has been a major revolution in the management of patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), in particular those with myelofibrosis and extensive splenomegaly and symptomatic burden, following the introduction of the JAK1 and JAK2 inhibitor ruxolitinib. The drug has been later approved also as second line therapy for polycythemia vera (PV). However, the therapeutic armamentarium for MPN is still largely inadequate to cope with the major unmet patients' needs, that include normalization of life span (MF and some PV patients), reduction of cardiovascular complications (mainly PV and essential thrombocythemia (ET)), prevention of hematological progression and improved quality of life (all MPN)...
December 27, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028026/diagnosis-risk-stratification-and-response-evaluation-in-classical-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#14
Elisa Rumi, Mario Cazzola
Philadelphia-negative classical myeloproliferative neoplasms include polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, and primary myelofibrosis. The 2016 revision of the World Health Organization (WHO) classification of tumors of hematopoietic and lymphoid tissues includes new criteria for the diagnosis of these disorders. Somatic mutations in the 3 driver genes, that is, JAK2, CALR, and MPL, represent major diagnostic criteria in combination with hematologic and morphological abnormalities. Polycythemia vera is characterized by erythrocytosis with suppressed endogenous erythropoietin production, bone marrow panmyelosis, and JAK2 mutation...
December 27, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027687/asxl1-mutations-in-myeloid-neoplasms-pathogenetic-considerations-impact-on-clinical-outcomes-and-survival
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Juliana Alvarez Argote, Constantin Dasanu
BACKGROUND: ASXL1 gene mutations include nonsense, missense, and frameshift mutations. Although their clinical significance is still debated, they may play an important role in the pathogenesis of several hematologic malignancies. METHODS: Herein, we offer a comprehensive review on ASXL1 mutations, and link them with survival and clinical outcomes in patients with various myeloid neoplasms. Most relevant publications were identified through searching the PubMed/Medline database for articles published from inception to February 2016...
December 27, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027559/the-contribution-of-hereditary-thrombophilia-to-increasing-the-frequency-of-thrombosis-in-patients-with-ph-negative-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-including-the-victims-from-the-chornobyl-accident
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O Y Mishcheniuk, V M Shkarupa, O M Kostukevich, L V Neumerzhitcka, S M Kravchenko, S V Klymenko
OBJECTIVE: The definition of a contribution of the carriage of the G1691A allele of thecoagulation factor V gene and the G20210A allele of the coagulation factor II gene in the development of thrombosis in Ph negative myeloprolifer ative neoplasms (MPN) patients, who were irradiated in the dose range 0,001 0,99 Gy and who were not. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clinical and molecular genetic characteristics of patients with radiation associated and spontaneous polycythemia vera (PV), essential trombotsytemiya (ET) and primary myelofibrosis (PMF) were ana lyzed...
December 2016: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025866/proliferative-characteristics-of-philadelphia-negative-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-clinical-implications
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D Šefer, S Bižić-Radulović, N Kraguljac-Kurtović, A Bogdanović, V Čokić, P Miljić, B Beleslin-Čokić, V Knežević, O Mitrović-Ajtić, D Leković, M Gotić
INTRODUCTION: Philadelphia-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (Ph(-) MPN) are characterized by overproduction of one or more blood cell lines. METHODS: We studied the proliferative characteristics of 91 patients with de novo Ph(-) MPN. Colony-forming cells (CFC) and endogenous colonies (EC), from bone marrow (BM) and/or peripheral blood (PB), were analyzed by colony assay based on methylcellulose. The level of circulating CD34(+) cells was determined by flow cytometry...
December 26, 2016: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011890/idiopathic-myelofibrosis-with-disseminated-hepatosplenic-mesenteric-renal-and-pulmonary-extramedullary-haematopoeisis-portal-hypertension-and-tuberculosis-initial-presentation-and-2%C3%A2-years-follow-up
#18
Ananya Panda, Sheragaru Hanumanthappa Chandrashekhara, Aruna Nambirajan, Pravas Mishra
A 35-year-old man with a 12-year history of idiopathic myelofibrosis (IMF) presented in 2014 with fatigue and abdominal distension. CT scan revealed massive hepatosplenomegaly with focal splenic lesions, soft tissue around renal pelvis, mesenteric masses compressing bowel loops and perilymphatic nodules in lungs. There was portal hypertension, ascites, pleural effusion, bilateral psoas abscesses and necrotic retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy. MRI additionally revealed hypointense periportal infiltrative lesions in liver, not seen on CT scan...
December 23, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010748/psychological-manifestations-of-early-childhood-adversity-in-the-context-of-chronic-hematologic-malignancy
#19
Daniel C McFarland, Megan Johnson Shen, Heather Polizzi, John Mascarenhas, Marina Kremyanskaya, Jimmie Holland, Ronald Hoffman
BACKGROUND: Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), a group of chronic hematologic malignancies, carry significant physical and psychological symptom burdens that significantly affect patients' quality of life. OBJECTIVES: We sought to identify the relationship between early childhood adversity (ECA) and psychological distress in patients with MPNs, as ECA may compound symptom burden. METHODS: Patients with MPNs were assessed for ECA (i.e., the Risky Families Questionnaire-subscales include abuse/neglect/chaotic home environment), distress (i...
January 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009442/predictive-factors-for-anemia-response-to-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-in-myelofibrosis
#20
Juan-Carlos Hernández-Boluda, Juan-Gonzalo Correa, Regina García-Delgado, Joaquín Martínez-López, Alberto Alvarez-Larrán, María-Laura Fox, Valentín García-Gutiérrez, Manuel Pérez-Encinas, Francisca Ferrer-Marín, María-Isabel Mata-Vázquez, José-María Raya, Natalia Estrada, Silvia García, Ana Kerguelen, María-Antonia Durán, Manuel Albors, Francisco Cervantes
OBJECTIVE: Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are commonly used to treat the anemia of myelofibrosis (MF), but information on the predictors of response is limited. METHODS: Results of ESA therapy were analyzed in 163 MF patients with severe anemia, most of whom had inadequate erythropoietin (EPO) levels (<125 U/L) at treatment start. RESULTS: According to the revised criteria of the International Working Group for Myelofibrosis Treatment and Research, anemia response was achieved in 86 patients (53%)...
December 23, 2016: European Journal of Haematology
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